A foot-treadle operated Hattersley & Sons, Domestic Loom, built under licence in 1893, in Keighley, Yorkshire
A woman in Konya, Turkey, works at a vertical loom
A simple handheld frame loom

A loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same.